Code of Conduct
The University of California (UC) supports humane and enforceable labor standards in the manufacture of products bearing its name. In August 1998, UC became one of the first universities in the country to adopt a code of conduct for its trademark licensees. In January 2000, the code was revised based on recommendations from an advisory group of students, faculty and campus administrators.
The current UC code requires licensees and their contractors to pay a living wage, comply with environmental, health and safety laws, and to allow freedom of association. Under the revised code, all names and addresses of the licensee's contractor and manufacturing plants will be made public. The code can be found at the following web site: http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/coordrev/policy/1-05-00code.pdf.
To advise the University on the issue of sweatshops around the world and to assist in the monitoring and enforcement of its Code of Conduct, the University is affiliated with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC).